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World of Tomorrow, The (Part II)

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0682 PA8532 World of Tomorrow, The from 025.07; Engel collection; 16 B&W MOS neg pix



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Audio/Visual: silent, b/w
Keywords: California: History and culture; World's Fairs: San Francisco, 1939-40; San Francisco: Scenics: Historical

Creative Commons license: Public Domain


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Average Rating: 2.50 out of 5 stars2.50 out of 5 stars2.50 out of 5 stars

Reviewer: loyaltubist - - November 25, 2007
Subject: Wrong World's Fair...
This isn't San Francisco. It's New York. There were two World's Fairs in 1939. One was on Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay and one was in the borough of Queens in New York City. This is the latter.

Reviewer: ERD - 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars - November 13, 2005
Subject: Not as good as Pt.1
Without the color, the film seemed more drab than the first part. Billy Rose's Aquacade was probably the most successful attraction in the 1939 Fair. Lots of water and lighting effects.
The theme of "World of Tomorrow" was euphemistic
with war already starting in Europe.

Reviewer: Spuzz - 2.00 out of 5 stars2.00 out of 5 stars - October 22, 2005
Subject: The World's Fair is not MEANT to be boring!
Slightly boring overview of the 1939 World's Fair.. WHAT? I thought all of these were supposed to be interesting? Maybe I was wrong, because this has lots of lingering around statues and artwork, and makes it less interesting then it should be. Also, the fact that this film slows down in places definitely doesn't help. The only interesting parts of this were the 'live' statues that I'm sure were nude. I wonder what the stories of these were..


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